Oct 8, 2020

Virtual Fundraising Examples: Live Streams

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Since March 1st, fundraisers have continually inspired and motivated each other through the sharing of stories of success. We’ve been compiling these stories so they are easy to find and share. This category of stories is all examples of Live Stream campaigns and events that have been successful. Each story links to its further details in our Virtual Fundraising Examples Blog. There is an unlimited variety here as these creative fundraisers have found many ways to create success for their organizations. Big or small, organizations have a path to success and we are happy to help out.

Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado – A Night In
Campaign: JAimpact.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Live Auction (Virtual), Premiere Items, Silent Auction, Wine Pull, Live Stream, Pivot to Virtual

CarePlus Foundation – Virtual Courage Awards Gala
Campaign: cpgala2020.givesmart.com careplusgolf.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Sponsorships, Pivot to Virtual, Silent Auction, Campaign Promotion, Custom Sections, Virtual Timeline, Live Stream

Say Si – Small Scale Work for a Local Cause
Campaign: smallscale.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Silent Auction, Art Auction, Live Stream, Virtual Timeline

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Michigan – Spring Soiree 2020
Campaign: springsoiree20.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Raffle/Opportunity Drawing, Live Stream, Virtual Timeline, Multi-Day Virtual Event

South Dakota State Athletics – Jackrabbit Athletic Scholarship Auction Online
Campaign: Jacks2020.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Silent Auction, Live Stream, Community Support, Direct Donations, Instant Items

Cardinal Spellman High School – Cardinal Spellman High School Legacy Gala and Chairman’s Challenge
Campaign: cshsgala2020.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Silent Auction, Live Stream, Donation Campaign, Instant Wine Cellar Raffle

Ingalls Development Foundation – Annual Benefit Show: A Virtual Fundraising Gala
Campaign: ingallsgala2020.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Silent Auction, Live Stream, Donation Campaign, Virtual Timeline, Raffle/Opportunity Drawing

Wyoming Symphony Orchestra – Wine and Dine In
Campaign: wso2020.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Live Stream, Direct Donations, Virtual Timeline, Raffle/Opportunity Drawing, Food & Wine Online Order

Sharp Again Naturally – Memory Drive
Campaign: sharpagain.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Pre-Recorded Program, Instant Items, Silent Auction

Ability Beyond – The 2020 and Beyond No Go Gala
Campaign: abilitybeyond.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Sponsorships, Live Stream, Donation Campaign, Visual Displays

American Alpine Club – Annual Benefit Dinner
Campaign: alpineclub.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Silent Auction, Donation Campaign, Communication, Live Stream, Shipping fees

EcoHealth Alliance – EcoHealth Spring Benefit
Campaign: eha.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Silent Auction, Donation Campaign, Live Stream

CHOC Children’s Foundation – CHOC Glass Slipper Guild Gala & CHOC Children’s Foundation Golf
Campaign: CHOCGSGALA.givesmart.com  CHOCGolf.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Silent Auction, Donation Campaign, Live Stream, Golf Tournament, Sponsorships, Communications, Raffle

Best Buddies Tennessee – Best Buddies Virtual Gala
Campaign: BBGALA2020.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Silent Auction, Donation Campaign, Live Stream, Sponsorships, Direct Donations

McKenna Claire Foundation – Virtual Wine Tasting: Wine & Shine (x2)
Campaign: mcfwine.givesmart.com  mcfwine2.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Donation Campaign, Live Stream, Virtual Wine Tasting

Sail Martha’s Vineyard – Virtual Seafood Buffet and Auction
Campaign: SailMV.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Live Stream, Donation Campaign, Impact Stories, Silent Auction

Camp Wapiyapi – Campfires & Cocktails
Campaign: wapiyapi.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Live Stream, Donation Campaign, Sponsorships, Silent Auction

Misericordia – 60th Annual Benefit
Campaign: mfa20.givesmart.com
Great Example of: Pivot to Virtual, Live Stream, Donation Campaign, Sponsorships, Silent Auction, Raffles

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Hope Chest for Breast Cancer

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